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Published: Monday December 9, 2013 MYT 11:49:00 AM
Updated: Monday December 9, 2013 MYT 5:44:12 PM

Singapore riot: Traffic victim whose death sparked off riot is identified

SINGAPORE: The 33-year-old Indian national who died in the fatal accident, which sparked the Little India riot on Sunday night has been identified.


Sakthivel Kumaravelu (pic) was working in Singapore as a construction worker with Heng Hup Soon, a scaffolding company, for about two years, said a man who identified his body at the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) mortuary on Monday morning.

The man, who declined to be named, said Mr Kumaravelu's family has not been notified of his death. He added that Mr Kumaravelu's body was not decapitated as reported by some news outlets but he did suffer injuries to his face.

Twenty-seven men from South Asia have since been arrested in connection with Sunday night's riot, which broke out at about 9.30pm along Race Course Road. Investigations are ongoing. - The Straits Times/ ANN

Tags / Keywords: Singapore riot, Little India, traffic victim

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